FEC Bows to Pressure and Votes to Open Rulemaking for Online Political Ad Disclosure
November 16, 2017
Americans expect and deserve to know who is bankrolling the political ads that follow them around the internet. In the wake of revelations about Russian use of internet ads to sway the 2016 presidential race, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters made that expectation very clear to the FEC, filing comments with the agency last week. In total, more than 150,000 Americans spoke out in comments and petitions with the agency—an FEC rulemaking record.
Wisconsin Legislature’s Vote Leaves Nation Only Six States Shy of Article V Constitutional Convention
November 8, 2017
The Wisconsin Legislature’s vote yesterday to call a constitutional convention under Article V leaves the nation in a perilous position, just six states shy of calling a convention that could lead to the rewrite of the U.S. Constitution.
Untold Stories Matter, Too
May 31, 2016
Pretend you’re a journalist (if you really are one, ignore that but read on anyhow) and someone calls and says “I’ve got a good and timely story that I think your readers/listeners would like to know about. There is a government agency that has both the authority and the responsibility to help clean up our broken big-money election campaigns—and it is refusing to do its job.” Let me explain.
FCC Takes Welcome Step on Political Ads But Stronger Action Needed
January 28, 2016
Common Cause Praises FCC Move to Enhance Disclosure of Political Ad Funding
Common Cause Backs Lawmakers' Call for Full Disclosure of Political Ad Funders
January 20, 2016
Common Cause statement supporting House members request that the FCC order disclosure of "true identity" of political ad funders